The fabled Khumbu region of Nepal gifts us with ideas of mystic and wonder, famous for its proximity to some the world's highest mountains in a Jewell studded range that includes Everest (8,848 meters), Lhotse (8,516m) and Nuptse (7,861m). As well as the legendary Sherpa villages and monasteries that cluster alongside the valleys of this great range, Lobuche East (6,119m) is an extraordinary trekking peak and a highly rewarding climb that will give you the absolute best views of the worlds most famous mountains from its summit.
A journey through the Khumbu with an ascent up to the summit of Lobuche East (6,119m) has everything you can possibly want and more. In it's most classic form the approach trek carries you onto Everest Base Camp and the iconic Kala Pattar (5,545m) which offers amazing views of Everest, which remains one of the most popular trekking goals in Nepal. You can also route via the magnificent Gokyo Ri Lakes for a quieter and more serene expedition.
The huge benefits of following the trail via Gokyo or Everest Base Camp are that it gives you plenty of time for proper acclimatization and adjustment to ensure you are ready for your ascent of Lobuche East.
Each day continues to get better and better as you head towards the established Lobuche base camp and for a brilliant and technically easy summit climb with some of the best mountain views of the planet.
- Summit one of the best trekking peaks in Nepal - Lobuche East (6,119m) - one of the highest trekking peaks in the Himalayas
- Experience some of the best mountain views on the planet from the top of Lobuche East's summit
- Trek along the iconic Everest Base camp trail that has everything from cosy tea houses, monasteries and big mountain vistas
- Alternatively, look to avoid the crowds by using a different strategy and route to maximise the experience via Gokyo Ri
SUGGESTED DAY-TO-DAY ITINERARY
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport-transfer to hotel, Pre-briefing about trek
Day 02: Sightseeing in KTM valley, Re-check trekking/climbing gears
Day 03: Early morning take a flight to Lukla (2,800m) 35minutes flight, start trek to Phakding
Day 04: Phakding -Namchebazar (3,500m)
Day 05: Namche Bazar - Rest Day & Hiking around gompa
Day 06: Namche Bazar -Tangboche (3,867m) visit monastery for blessing
Day 07: Tangboche - Pheriche (4,243m)
Day 08: Pheriche - rest day for acclimatization, visit Himalayan Rescue Clinic to know more things about AMS
Day 09: Pheriche - Lobuche (4,930m)
Day 10: Lobuche - visit Kalapathar (5,545m) camp Gorakshap
Day 11: Gorakshep - Everest BC & Lobuche
Day 12: Lobuche- Lobuche BC
Day 13/14: High camp & summit back to Pheriche
Day 15: Pheriche- Thangboche
Day 16: Thangboche- Namche
Day 17: Namche- Lukla
Day 18: Lukla-Kathmandu by flight, transfer to hotel
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu, farewell dinner
Day 20: Fly back to home
Fully Private Expeditions from:
£2,850 per person (Land-only / based on adventurers)
- All internal flights and taxes
- Return airport transfers
- All relevant surface transport
- 4 Star accommodation in Kathmandu
- In-country support
- Permits, Peak permits, National Park Entrance/Conservation Fees, local staff insurance
- Private guiding, vehicle transportation and entrance fees for any sightseeing excursions
- Professional expedition/running guide, cook, porters, yaks and supporting Sherpa staff on organised treks and professional expedition/running guide, supporting porter and yaks on lodge treks
- All accommodation (lodge/tented) & all meals while on the trek
- Portable Altitude Chamber and Oximeter on high treks (above 4000 metres)
- International flights/ travel to and from Kathmandu
- Travel Insurance (obligatory)
- Visas (US$40 per person for 30 days)
- Tips to local guides (discretionary)
- Alcohol & Soft Drinks
- Personal equipment (we can arrange hire if necessary)
- Any costs of a personal nature
- Selected meals in Kathmandu
- Water treatment pills/boiled water/bottled water
- In case of bad weather - Heli cost at $500p/person to share a flight or $3000 charter to carry up to 5 people
White Tiger’s private expeditions are designed to be achieved by anyone who has a good level of fitness and for those who look after themselves through healthy living. The climb to Lobuche East involves many days of trekking where on average you will walk between 3-8 hours a day. The biggest challenge remains, as always, being able to adapt to the altitude - 6,119m is very high - but with plenty of acclimatisation days set aside on the way up allows you to be in the best shape possible in time for summit day.
The provision of tea houses in general in the Everest region is excellent with a huge variety of choice and quality, we look to include the very best lodges to allow for maximum comfort and enjoyment. At times, particularly in the remoter corners of the Khumbu tea houses take a more basic stance where hot water is hard to come by and general facilities are more rudimentary.
At the mountains base camp we adopt an expedition camping approach with in-situ chefs cooking a mixture of tasty European and Nepali style meals. The always use top quality provisions that withstand the harsh mountain environments that the Himalayas can give us.
Tackling the summit of Lobuche East is a tiring day, but with proper personal preparation (refer to our White Tiger Training Pack) and the use of the correct gear will maximise your enjoyment of the climb. Please also note that you will require the use of an ice axe/ascender and crampons on the climb which means prior experience of expeditions/treks above 5,000m, as well as scrambling experience, is highly beneficial.